Foster Friday – Lurcher Style

This week SHUG has some Lovely Lurchers looking for their forever homes! Willy and Goldie were rescued by the American Lurcher Project – and are great examples of why we love these special dogs. Both are very sweet and, in our eyes, look as much like Greyhounds as their tattooed brethren. In many cases Lurchers are used in underground competitive hunting. While most are bred from retired racing Greyhounds, their ancestry may also include other breeds as well.

willyWilly is all ears while settling into the soft life of his foster home. He’s very sweet, but a little bit timid. He is learning that people are good and to trust them. And he’s a quick study. He’s already following his foster mom around the house (no peeing in private allowed). He is just discovering toys, and he’s great on a leash. This two-year-old brindle boy is on the smaller side, about 55 pounds.

Goldie is a beautiful fawn girl who hasn’t quite reached her first birthday. She walks well on leash, is clean in the house, gets along well with the other dogs, has no food aggression, and enjoys her nap time. She does, however, like to rearrange things around the house. She thinks her style sense is better than her foster mom’s. Oh, and, well, she will sneak food off the counter, but who can hold that against such a lovely, happy girl?

goldieBoth Willy and Goldie are currently fostered in Indiana, but are available for adoption throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their adoption fees are $300 and includes their spay or neuter and vaccinations. If you're interested in either of these lovelies or any of our other dogs in foster care, the first step is to fill out an application at http://sighthoundunderground.com .

Check the blog on Monday for Phoebe’s story – how a young Lurcher also from the Indiana area is making one family in Virginia very happy.

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